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good morning, america. and this morning, air scare. another collision n the g groun at o onef f thcountry's busiest airports. two delta airliners run into each other on the tarmac in boston. and we ask, why does this keep happening on our runways? and breaking right now. rupert murdoch's top lieutenant resigns overnight. and the media mogul speaks out for the first time about the explosive allegations rocking his empire. hours from freedom. casey anthony ready to walk from her jail cell. the jury foreman speaks out on the eve of her release and why he never wants to see her again. the movie star and the teenager. he's 51. she's 16. the country's most controversial newlyweds talk to lara about the
marriage that shocked everyone. now the real story revealed in a "gma" exclusive.e. and good morning, everyone. tgif. happy friday. and we are excited to be heading to central park soon. brad paisley is there. he'll be playing some of his new country music and also a song called "water" that is the perfect song for summer. >> we've got another beautiful day at central park. another big crowd gathering. can't wait to get to that. we also have a lot of news this morning. let's get right to that collision on the taxiway in boston last night. hundreds of passengers evacuated after the wing of a delta jumbo jet clipped the tail of another jet just months after a similar collision here in new york and abc's lisa stark is tracking this overnight. good morning, lisa. >> reporter: good morning, george.
well, it was two delta flights, both loaded with fuel. ready for takeoff. one rams into the other. it could have been much worse. this photo taken from inside the 767 clearly shows the damage. the wing tip of the jumbo jet sliced apart. the tail of the regional plane badly mangled. >> people were freaking out. the girl next to me was right by the wing was ying. and was trying to jump out of the emergency exit for a little bit. >> everybody said, what happened? >> reporter: it was still light out, around 7:3030ast night when the planes collided. the regional jet apparently turned on to a taxiway perpendicular to the taxiway that the 767 was traveling on. the delta 767 pilot may have thought they had room to maneuver around the smaller plane. they did not. >> we're going to have to come back to the gagate. or were thinking maybe we should be towed back to the gate. we had an aircraft hit another aircraft.
>> reporter: one passenger on the small plane complained of a neck injury. both jets had been preparing to take off. the delta 767 for amsterdam with over 200 passengers, the delta regional jet bound for raleigh-durham, north carolina, with some 74 passengers on board. >> very high traffic period. something will have to be taken into account as to why these two airplanes were in that close of a proximity to each other. >> reporter: incidents like these seem to be happening with stunning regularity. just last month, a lufthansa jet taking off at new york's jfk airport barely missed colliding with an egypt air flight. >> lufthansa 411 heavy is -- >> now we hold our position. no need to speak about it on -- >> i thought those were coming together. yeah. that was quite a show. we thought it was going to be a short career. >> reporter: in april, two
planes slammed into each other also at jfk. the dramatic collision caught on tape as the wing tip of a giant airbus a380 hits the tail of a regional jet and spun it like a top. now, last year at the nation's airports there were nearly a thousand cases of planes getting too close to each other or to vehicles. luckily most of them were not collisions but potential accidents like these are a major safety concern. george? >> okay, lisa. so let's follow up with abc's aviation consultant john nance. it's hard to figure out how these are happening. they're generally moving pretty slow. air traffic controllers watching. how do they collide? >> they collide, george, because you've got very large aircrcraf here with pilots way up in the front. and your vision does not have enough capability to know where the wing tip is if it's close. we make a lot of assumptions in the cockpit. and obviously two of anything becomes a trend. we got to make this go away.
and that means we have to change the way we do things. >> even worse than the collisions as lisa pointed out, lots of near misses over the last year. a thousand near-misses over the last year. >> yeah, it's very clearly a trend here. and i know we've got a situation in all of the major airports where we're packing planes together. certainly it's true in jfk and boston, atlantnt on and on. but the fact is, we still have to have not only markings and procedures on the taxiway, air traffic controllers trained properly for this and pilots would are not put in the position of making an assumption they can't guarantee. >> now, logan, i know, had a signal system in their runway. but the faa doesn't require planes to have any kind of warning systems. >> that's true. and basically if you're putting your nose gear on that center line, your assumption is that you're going to be clear. but that's not necessarily the case when everybody is packed in, especially if somebody is crossed in front of you and stopped. >> okay, john.
thanks very much. a lot more needs to be done here. thank you. >> yes, it does, thanks. to the breaking news on the growing scandal enveloping rupert murdoch's media empire. rebekah brooks stepping down and dan harris tracking the latest overnight. >> reporter: robin, good morning. it's important to remember that rebekah brooks wasn't just any executive. he referred to her as his daughter. reportedly bought her lavish gifts and often would dine alone at her at a country pub rather than taking power meetings with business leaders or politicians. rebekah brooks worked extremely closely with rupert murdoch for 22 years, including editing the newspaper at the heart of this scandal and then running all of his british newspapers. in stepping down this morning, brooks said she felt a deep sense of responsibility for the people we have hurt. this resignation is the latest in a string of hard hits for murdoch. the 80-year-old titan, the man who in america owns fox news and "the wall street journal." he has remained relatively mum
as this scandal has metastasized. but this morning he is now finally speaking out about the scandal involving one of his tabloid papers in england, "the news of the world." accused of bribing police officials and hacking into the phones of everyone from prime minister gordon brown to child murder victims to the victims of the 2005 london subway bombing. on thursday murdoch called a reporter at his own "wall street journal" and said his company has handled this crisis extremely well in every way possible. asked whether the swirl of negative stories was aggravating to him, murdoch said he was just getting annoyed. i'll get over it. i'm tired. and as to those comments from the former prime minister gordon brown that murdoch's reporters accessed the confidential medical records of his infant son, murdoch said he got it entirely wrong. and now comes the specteteof even more public humiliation. after at first refusing to testify before the british parliament, murdoch caved yesterday and agreed that he
would. also, the fbi has now announced that it will investigate charges that murdoch's reporters hacked into the phones and computers of 9/11 victims. >> i think of all the friends and neighbors i lost, the friends and neighbors and family members that so many other americans lost on that day, the trauma we were going through. this to me is almost sacrilegious. >> reporter: there is more news. announced the company is setting up an independent committee to investigate all the wrongdoing. and will also run ads in every newspaper in england this weekend apologizing to the nation. and when both murdochs, along with rebekah brooks, testify to parliament on this tuesday, it will likely be a giant spectacle. >> as we said, this is far from being over. >> exactly right. >> all right, dan. thank you. have a good weekend. now to the debt showdown in washington. the talks seemed to end with a whimper. president obama says it's up to congress to come up with a solututn.
they're preparing to meet within an hour. and he is holding a press conference later this morning. no deal is imminent amid new warnings it could wreak havoc across our economy. jake tapper is covering it from the white house. jake, it seems like that last meeting, all the options were laid out. and the president said i still want a big deal. but it's up to you to come back to me with something you can pat. >> reporter: the only thing decided at the meeting yesterday they would not have a meeting today. president obama said, it's decision time. and there are basically three options. one is the big deal about $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade. that would be entitlement cuts and also tax increase, something for everyone to hate. that seems very unlikely. the second option is this middle deal, maybe around $2 trillion in deficit reduction. all spending cuts. no tax increases. no entitlement cuts. then, there's this third option for this very complicated bit of legislation being offered by the
republican senate leader, mitch mcconnell. >> that's right, the fallback. it would basically put the burden on the president. make maybe a small down payment in cuts now but put off all the big decisions to a commission down the road. and that really seems to be where all the action is right now because nothing seems possible to pass the house through the senate leaders. mcconnell and harry reid are working on this. and they could start hearings next week. >> reporter: they're talking about possible spending cuts in the legislation and also perhaps a commission that would offer major deficit reduction with an up-or-down vote to be offered in the future. george? >> okay, jake tapper. thanks very much. we'll be back at 11:00 live for the president's press conference from the white house. to the story that has every parent in the country on-edge.e. the young new york city boy abducted by a stranger on the way home from summer camp. we are learning more right now about what really happened. and abc's andrea canning has that for us. good morning. >> reporter: so much new information coming out in the last 24 hours. police say levi aron, or levi,
tied the boy to a couch to keep him from escaping. he still hasn't provided a motive for the crime. his attorney told the judge, his client is hearing voices. and he wants him placed on suicide watch. entering the court to boos and heckling in the distance, the monster who confessed to killing 8-year-old leibby kletzky appeared emotionless in court on thursday. >> he admitted to smothering him and dismembering him. >> reporter: new details are now emerging about the two horrifying days leibby was held captive. monday he walked home alone from camp but tragically asked for directions from the wrong man. authorities say aron abducted him around 5:30. and you can see them on this surveillance video. shortly after he claims he drove to a wedding and brought the boy here but no one can recall seeing him. police hope a camera might provide more clues.
>> i have surveillance. but t ey took whatever they had to take. >> reporter: at 4:30 the next morning, aron went to work at a plumbing store with a new appearance. >> he stated that he had cleaned up or trimmed his beard for his work on tuesday. >> remain seated. come to order. >> reporter: he explains what happened next in a chilling confession l lter. when i saw the fliers, i panicked. when i got home, he was still there. so, i made him a tuna sandwich. i was still in a panic. that is when i went for a towel to smother him. investigators say, so far there's no indication of sexual ababe. but there is evidence leibby fought for his life. >> there's some indication of scratches on aron's arms and wrists. >> reporter: amidst a mob, aron was taken for dna testing in attempts to link him to any other missing person cases. the final words in his confession letter, i'm sorry for the hurt that i have caused. police say there are no reports aron had stopped any other children. as for protecting your own
children, arm them with a whistle or cell phone. practice the route. and tell them it's okay to talk certain strangers, like a mom with kids or perhaps a retailer. and, robin, remember, safe neighborhoods are often the target of criminals in these cases because people have let their guard down. >> all good things to keep in mind, andrea. thank you. our dear friend, bill ritter, stopped by to pay his respects at leibby's home. and he had an emotional conversation with the family and is good enough to be here. you went there to -- >> to say i was sorry. >> they don't have tv. they don't read major newspapers. they don't want to know the details of their son's murder. how did you find the family to be? >> this is clearly a family in mourning, robin. but this is a powerful community. and sitting shiva, which is a
week-long mourning period. a lot of friends and family and clearly a lot of love and support but clearly they've lost their only son. they have six children. now they have five daughters. they lost their only son. he wasn't yet 9 years old. and wanted to share with the family and had a chance to talk to the father for a couple minutes. while this is his pain alone, there are millions of people certainly in new york and around the country who share this pain and their grief. and he said something so poponant to me. and i -- it was private so i'll paraphrase it. he saiai you know, if my son's death can bring all these people together, then what a great tribute for my boy. and i just -- i was so moved by it. >> i'm sure it's quite obvious that you're still very touched by that time you spent with him. a little bit more about the community. it came out quickly, even before the police when the little boy went missing. >> a close-knit, powerful, insulated, perhaps isolated, community. but they are very close knit and powerful. have their own security force. they came out in force by the thousands. and in those first 24 hours they made a grid. they had a command post,
internal command post. and made a grid of the park, borough, brooklyn where they are. and covered it 17 times looking for the boy. they're the ones that discovered the video that led to the arrest of the suspect and the discovery of the boy. so, this is a proud community. and they do not want to be victimized. we talked to many who said, i'm having my children walk to camp. walk to school because we are not going to be victimized by this. this is a safe community. this is a terrible thing that happened. but we are not going to be victimized. >> what does the family want us to know about the son? >> that he was a gentle -- the father and mother didn't talk about it. but the family members i talked to said this is a sensitive, sweet, incredibly compassionate young boy. and the father said one other thing that i want to share. he said, you know, i was proud to be his father for nearly nine years. and for him to feel like that in the state of mourning says so much about him and that family and how tight they are. >> i know it was a struggle for you to -- should you go?
should you not go? but i'm glad that you did and i'm sure -- >> actually we've gotten so many letters and e-mails of support from people saying thank you for sharing. >> to help us understand the community more. all right, bill. thanks so much. over to josh elliott for more developing news stories. good morning, josh. >> good morning, robin and to all of you. let's get to what's happening right now. we begin with new information on osama bin laden's plan to attack the united states and the targets on his hit list at the time he was killed. it turns out he wanted to assassinate president obama in a most spectacular way. abc's martha raddatz has that new information and joins us right now. good morning to you, martha. >> reporter: good morning, josh. officials s y bin laden was intent on carrying out an attack on the homeland on the upcoming tenth anniversary of 9/11, going through names of possible team members to carry out the attack. although the plot was only in the discussion phase. bin laden also remained obsessed with using aircraft to kill. officials tell abc news that bin
laden wanted to try to fly a small plane into a sporting event to cause mass casualties. and that hit list, bin laden's primary target, president obama. officials tell abc news that bin laden was trying to hatch a plan to kill president obama by shooting down air force one or marine one, his helicopter, presumably during one of t t president's trips abroad. bin laden also hoped to kill general petraeus, commander of forces in afghanistan and soon to be cia director, the same way, either in a helicopter or fixed-wing airplane with a missile or rocket-propelled grenade. investigators do not believe the planning got very far. and both mr. obama and general petraeus have countermeasures on their aircrara and additional aircraft following them that would make them a very tough target, josh. >> chilling details. martha raddatz in washington, thank you. secretary of state hillary clinton has arrived in turkey to
meet with diplomats, hoping to end the 5-month-old conflict in libya. the u.s. has recognized the libya rebel group as the libya's legitimate government, freeing cash for weapons to take on moammar gadhafi's forces. and roger clemens will learn in september whether he's off the hook for good. the judge in his federal perjury case declared a mistrial thursday after prosecutors showed jurors what was deemed inadmissssle evidence. clemens is charged with lying to congress about using performance-enhancing drugs. and there's word nfl owners and players have made significant progress in labor talks, specifically on rookie salaries, the last key sticking point reportedly. a tentative deal could be in place within hours. and, well, as the nfl's millionaires and billionaires continue to haggle, a disturbing sign of the real times in dallas. a stampede broke out when thousands of people rushed across this parking hot to apply for low-income housing vouchers. 5,000 people a alied for just
3,800 of the vouchers. again, an absolute real problem there. very desperate. >> thank you. >> talk about sign of the times. people running like that to get a loan. okay. sam out in central park with the weather. >> good morning, george, robin, josh. good morning, everyone. some of the most beautiful weather of the summer in central park right now. but let's get right to the boards because there's some problem with heat building yet again in the country. a few people had a break. but look at what we're going into this weekend. and it'll get worse next week. from the mexico border all the way to the canadian border, there will be heat advisory, watches and warnings out. and the heat will be big. this weekend, gorgeous in new england, the mid-atlantic.
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listening to old alabama driving ♪ >> friday, look at that crowd waiting for brad paisley. got a new album out and he's going to be rocking our summer concert series this morning and a lot of people with big smiles on their face i in central park cannot wait. >> perfect way to start another summer weekend, mr. brad paisley, the reigning cma entertainer of the year. also coming up, casey anthony. we know that she will be released any time now, probably on sunday. that's what they're saying and we'll take a look at her road ahead and what's the jury foreman saying about the verdict. as we said, not guilty does not mean innocent. >> a lot of people wondering what is she going to do the day
some say she will have to move to another part of country. >> change her appearance. >> we'll meet the u.s. women's world cup soccer team, big, big final coming up on sunday and we cannot wait for that. i know you cannot wait. >> oh, gosh. i'm debating whether i should hop a plane and get to germany. i'm right on the fence. i so want to be there. if not i can watch it on espn like the rest of everybody else and lara has this "gma" exclusive e ming up, as well. he's 51. she's 16. i know she doesn't look 16 but she is. they say their relationship is real and so are the avalanche of death threats that the couple are receiving and her parents have been quite supportive of this marriage. >> i know they have and that's a good thing. i get angry every time i see those pictures. lara sat them down and put all the questions to them. first with casey anthony set to leave prison on sunday her attorneys are still hard at
work. jose baez spent time huddled with anthony in the jail with her as she prepares for what could be a dangerous life outside and future legal proceedings. our legal analyly dan abrams is standing by with more but first ashleigh banfield is here. you sat down with the jury foreman who helped set her free. >> time something everything. by the way, this is the third anniversary of the day the story began. the day casey admitted that caylee was gone and that was the day that the police swooped in. it would take three years to get this thing to trial but jusus 1 hours and 40 minutes for a not guilty verdict. the jury has been attacked, threatened for its decisions and one juror has fled the state and now the foreman although he wants to remain somewhat anonymous is trying to set the record straight and tell how they reached the verdict he did. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> reporter: she will l a free woman in just two days and the foreman on one of theost criticized juries since the o.j. simpson c ce said the not guilty
verdict was an agonizing choice. >> my heart was beating a thousand times a minute and it was, very emotional. everyone was silent. the evidence wasn't there and we had this overwhelming sense that we may have let people down. >> reporter: when you were finally able to watch tv and you found out casey was getting out on sunday, how did you feel? >> i was shocked. i was shocked. i thought it would be longer. it's a shame. it really is. >> reporter: how did the 38-year-old high school football coach feel about casey's 31 days of partying? >> they were terrible. and if we could have punished her for that, we would have done it. we would have loved to have done it for those actions that she portrayed afterward. >> reporter: she was proven to be a liar. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: you viked her on being a liar. was it such a reach to see that she was lying about the whole backyard story and the swimming pool. >> it is a possibility. that's a major gray area for us and so many possibilities there. >> reporter: listen to how he describes juror number 12, the woman who quit her job and fled
the state in fear. >> she took care of us. she would actually go and do my laundry and she'd come back with -- >> reporter: she did your laundrdr >> yeah. she'd fold my underwear. i didn't even know you could fofo underwear. >> reporter: a den mother. but there's criticism, deliberations were just too short. >> people need to realize each night when we would come home, we weren't coming back and cooking a meal and hanging out with our families. we remember coming back to a hotel room. we were taking in, you know, everything that was given to us that day. >> reporter: and comparison to the other famous not guilty verdict. >> from what i read and from what i can remember i always sort of had an opinion that he was guilty. >> reporter: in that respect you see how others feel about this verdict. >> yeah, absolutely. >eporter: he said he refused to look at casey when the verdict was read. so you knew that your verdict was going to upset a lot of people. >> yeah, absolutely. absolutely. i did. >> reporter: and you knew that
your verdict would have the opposite effect on casey. >> uh-huh. >> reporter: is that what you didn't want to see? >> yeah. >> reporter: there is a report out that she's being offered a million dollars from a hollywood producer to tell her story. >> well, to me it's -- that is just -- that really -- i find that mortifying. >> reporter: would you be surprised if she took an offer to tell the story. >> no. >> reporter: on day one you said she was probably guilty. >> right. >> reporter: legally you decided that's not possible. do you think she's innocent. >> i think she played a hand in something. we just don't know what, whether it was a cover-up, whether it was an act. >> reporter: what do you think of casey anthony? >> i don't ever want to see casey anthony again. >> reporter: if you run into her what would you say? >> i will say nothing. >> reporter: what will you do? >> i'll just walk away. >> reporter: they were sequestered for nearly two months. he continued his online studies
for his masters degree every night of that trial and always under the watchful eye of a deputy because he was online and another strange tip here, this one from our folks at abcnews.com, apparently 17 people have been giving money to casey anthony for her commissary account, hundreds of dollars which she can take with her when she leaves. very interesting. >> boy, that is. let's bring in dan abrams and start out with that jury foreman. always fascinating to hear from these jurors and they're telling a fairly consistent story. >> yeah, and what you see in cases like this and like an o.j. simpson where the jurors have been sequestered hen they come out and realize how angry the public is that they start to back off a little bit. they want to defend themselves and say we're not crazy. but you also will see jurors saying, for example, juror number three saying i initially thought she was guilty of manslaughter. i got convinced the other way and -- >> he never wants to see her again. >> he wants to demonstrate that he doesn't like her. he doesn't want to see her, et
cetera. >> casey might be going through something similar. she might not be prepared for the level of vitriol out in the public. some counsel she'll have to move away, change her appearance, get a hidden identity. >> at least for a little while. unlike o.j. simpson who had an enormous community of supporters when he came out of prison, who are the supporters? shoe, a few isolated people will give her marriage proposals, et cetera. we see that in every case like this but in terms of a real community ofeople she doesn't have it. >> what should we expect on sunday? you saw in the o.j. case a repeat of the car chase. every photographer in the country following thehe van bac to his house. do you think they'll try to get her out of the courtroom -- courthouse secretly. >> i think they'll try to use some sort of diversionary tactic. it probably won't work but they only have a limited obligation. they need to get her out and get her back to wherever she's going and that's it. i mean they don't have an
ongoing responsibility to take care of her. they just treat her like any other citizen. >> any kind of bodyguards or protection she has to pay for herself. >> sure, unless there is a specific threat where the police are called in as for any other citizen. >> thanks, dan. back out to central park. sam is there. >> hey, george, i don't want to brag -- [ cheers ] >> but i got to. it is so gorgeous in central park. am i right? this is some of the best weather in the nation today. brad paisley just did a sound check. that's how good this is going to be. so settle in with us this friday morning. to the board, a lot to talk about. den remember is one of those cities that had 10 inches of rain in 9 days. thunderstorms have been pounding the denver area day after day after day. take a look at the forecast, though, warmer a gets in there. a big area of high pressure starts building heat in the middle of the country and that means the numbers go up but that monsoon moisture dries out, as well. more in the way of heat as we go
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♪ break out in a wave all of a sudden because soccer mania is taking america by storm. the u.s. women's team in the final of the world cup facing japan.n. this is on sunday. a lot more people will be calling in sick. a closer look at the team that, boy, they just keep us on the edge o oour seats every game. >> they make us earn it. they did in the last moments against brazil in the quarterfinals and late against france in t t semifinals. they might not want to wait that long against japan come sunday. who could forget brandi chastain's winning penalty kick in the 1999 world cup. that shot and her celebration are iconic moments in american sports history but fast forward
12 years, different players, a different coach but maybe, just maybe the same ending. >> the usa are in. >> reporter: the public is starting to find this team is not only fit but has personality to burn as when megan rapinoe scores this goal. ♪ born in the usa >> reporter: then there's 36-year-old christie rampone, mother of two. the only true soccer mom. her fourth and final world cup. after scoring that goal against france 22-year-old alex morgan received more than a dozen marriage proposals on twitter. one admirer tweeting will you marry me. great chip goal. but no one has risen above quite like goalkeeper hope solo. her father, a vet, who spent many yearsomeless died just before she played in the 2007 world cup. in that tournament solo was exiled after criticizing her then coach for benching her but her setbacks have only steeled
her. >> i've had naysayers my entire life. it inspired me. >> reporter: another of the team's hero, abby wambach, grew up of the youngest of seven which might explain her toughness. >> i want to have the feeling i've given every ounce of myself. >> reporter: wambach scored thth wonder goal in the final minute of overtime against brazil. >> abby wambach has savav the usa's life. >> reporter: sunday, all eyes will be on this team. unknown no more. one win from history. and if history is their, robin, you figure abby wambach will have something to do with it and you know what that means. >> she has one more goal all-time leading scorer in women's world cup histy. japan, they upset sweden and germany. a great match. >> they are fit. they are match ready. the u.s. will have to bring its very best. we'll be watching. >> yes, we will. hope you to do too. 2:00 p.m. eastern on espn
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should be about 5-13 degrees warm. >> we have an accident westbound 580 in the livermore barrier, good morning. i'm george stephanopoulos at abc news headquarters in new york. we're interrupting your regular program because president obama is about to hold a news conference at ththwhite house, his second this week, to talk about the continuing debt crisis that washington just can't get a handle on. quick reminder, the key date is august 2, just 17 days from now. that's the day america will hit its credit limit and run out of cash to pay our bills. despite days and weeks of talks, democrats and republicans can't agree on how to extend that limit, deadlocked over the amount of deficit reduction required and the mix of spending cuts and tax increases needed to meet that goal. jake tapper is covering this from the white house. i was just listening to the house leaders have prere conferences on capitol hill.
these talks have broken down not even close to an agreement. >> no. and what we've just heard from the house republicans was offering a bill that would not pass the senate. president obama is going to make the case today for the big plan, $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next 10 years, a combination of cuts to popular entitlement programs and tax increases, something for everyone to hate. he says it's the only way forward. >> democrats in the house have said they can't go along with medicare cuts, republicans can't go along with the tax increases. that's why they've also talked about going back to a $2 trillion bill, but the parties are no closer to an agreement on that either. in the senate, there is a compromise being worked on. but here is the president right now. >> hello, everybody. as you know, yesterday we had another meeting with the congressional leaders. we're not having one today, so i thought it would be useful to give you guys an update on where we are. all the congressional leaders have reiterated the desire to
make sure that the united states does not default on our obligations and that the credit of the united states is preserved. that is a good thing. i think we should d t even be this close to a deadline on this issue. this should have been taken care of earlier. but it is encouraging that everybody believes that this is something that has to be addressed. and for ththgeneral public, i've said this before, but i just want to reiterate, this is not some abstract issue. these are obligations that the united states has taken on in the past. congress has run up the credit card and we now have an obligation to pay our bills. if we do not, it could have a whole set of adverse consequences. we could end up with a situation, for example, where interest rates rise for everybody all throughout the country. effectively, a tax increase on everybody because suddenly,
whether you're using your credit card, you're trying to get a loan for a car or a student loan, businesses that are trying to make payroll, all of them could end up being impacted as a consequence of a default. even as we raise the debt that, ceiling, we also solve the problem of underlying debt and deficits. i'm glad that congressional aders don't want to default. but i think the american people expect more than that. they expect that we actually try to solve this problem and get our fiscal house in order. and so, during the course of these discussions with congressional leadads, what i've tried to emphasize is we have a unique opportunity to do something big. we have a chance to stabilize america's finances for a decade, for 15 years or 20 years, if
we're willing to seize the moment. what that would require would be some shared sacrifice and a balanced approach that says we're going to make significant cuts in domestic spending, and i have already said i am willing to take down domestic spending to the lowest percentage of our overall economy since dwight eisenhower. it also requires cuts in defense spending and i've said that, in addition to the $400 billion that we'e' already cut from defense spending, we're willing to look for hundreds of billions more. it would require us taking on health care spending and that includes looking at medicare and findininways that we can stabilize the system so that it is available not just for this generation but for future generations, and it would require revenues. it would require, even as we're asking the persosowho needs a student loan or the senior
citizen or people, veterans who are trying to get by on a disability check, even as we're trying to make sure that all those programs are affordable, we're also saying to folks like myself that can afford it that we are able and willing to do a little bit more, that millionaires and billionaires can afford to do a little bit more, that we can close corporate loopholes so that oil companies aren't getting unnecessary tax breaks or that corporate jet owners aren't getting unnecessary tax breaks. if we take that approach, then i am confident that we can not only impress the financial actually -- more porble we can impress the american people that this town can get something done once in a while.
it is hard to do a big package. my republican friends have said that they're not willing to do revenues and they have repeated that on several occasions. my hope, though, is that they're listening not just to lobbyists or special interests here in washington, but they're also listening to the american people, because it turns out, poll after poll, many done by your organizations, show it's not just democrats that think we have to take a balanced approach, it's republicans as well. the clear majoriri of republican voters think that any deficit reduction package should have a balanced approach and should include some revenues. that's not just democrats. that's the majority of republicans. you've got a whole slew of republican officials from previous administrations. you've got a bipartisan commission that has said that we need revenues.
so this is not just a democratic understanding.g. this is an understanding that i think the american people hold that we should not be asking sacrifices from middle-class folks who are working hard every day, from the most vulnerable in our society, we should not be asking them to make sacrifices 're not asking the most fortune in our society to make as well. so i am still pushing for us to achieve a big deal. but what i also said to the group is, if we can't do thee biggest deal possible, then let's still be ambitious. let's still try to at least get a downpayment on deficit reduction. and that we can actually accomplish without huge changes in revenue or significant changes in entitlements, but we could still send a signal that we are serious about this problem. the fallback position, the third
option, and i think the least attractive option, is one in which we raise the debt ceiling but we don't make any progress on deficit and debt. because if we take that approach, this issue is going to continue to plague us for months and years to come. and i think it's important for the american people that everybody in this town set politics aside, that everybody in this town sets our individual interests aside, and we try to do some tough stuff. and i've already taken some heat from my party for being willing to compromise. my expectation and hope is that everybody in the coming days is going to be willing to compromise. last point before i take questions, we are obviously running out of time. so what i've said to the members of congress is that you need, over the next 24 to 36 hours, to
give me some sense of what your plan is to get the debt ceiling raised through whatever mechanisms they can think about and show me a plan in terms of what you're doing for deficit and debt reduction. if they show me a serious plan, i'm ready to move, even if it requires some tough decisions on my part, and i'm hopeful that over the next couple of days, we'll see this logjam broken because the american people, i think, understandably want to see washington do its job. all right? so with that, let me see who is on the list. we're going to start with jake tapper. >> thank you, mr. president. you've said that radiosing the deficit will require shared sacrifice. we know, we have an idea of the taxes that you would like to see raised on corporations and on americans in the top two tax brackets, but we don't yet know what you specifically are willing to do when it comes to entitlement spending.
in the interests of transparency, leadership and offering -- showing the american people that you have been negotiating in good faith, can you show us one structural reform that you are willing to make to one of these entitlement programs that would have a major impact on the deficit in the would you be willing to raise the retirement age or work with social security or medicare. >> we've said we are willing to look at all those approaches. i've laid out some criteria in terms of what would be acceptable. so, for example, i've said very clearly that we should make sure that current beneficiaries, as much as possible, are not affected. but we should look at what can we do in the out years so that, over time, some of these programs are more sustainable. i've said that means testing on medicare, meaning people like myself, if i'm -- you know, i'm
going to be turn 50 in a week. so i'm starting to think a little bit more about medicare eligibility. [laughter] yeah. i'm going to get my aarp card soon and the discounts. but you can envision a situation where, for somebody in my position, me having to pay a little bit more on premiums or co-pays or things like that would be appropriate. and, again, that could make a difference. so we've been very clear about where we're willing to go. what we're not willing to do is to restructure the program in the ways that we've seen coming out of the house over the last several months where we would voucherize the program and you potentially have senior citizens paying $6,000 more. i view social security and medicare as the most important
social safety nets that we have. i think it is important for them to remain as social insurance programs that gigi people some certainty and reliability in their golden years. but it turns out that makiki some modest modifications in those entitlements can save you trillions of dollars and it's not necessary to completely revamp the program. what is necessary is to say, you know, how do we make some modifications, including, by the way, on the providers' side. i think it is important for us to keep in mind that, you know, drug companies, for example, are still doing very well through the medicare program. and although we have made drugs more available at a cheaper price to seniors who are on medicare through the affordable care actctthere's more work to potentially be done there. so if you look at a balanced
package even within the entitlemenenprograms, it turns out you can save tririions of dollars while maintaining the core integrity of the program. >> [inaudible]? >> i'm not going to get into specifics. as i said, jake, everything that you mentioned are things that we have discussed. but what i'm not going to do is to ask for even -- well, let me put it this s y. if you're a senior citizen and a modification potentially costs you $100 or $200 a year morerer even if it's not affecting current beneficiaries, somebody who is 40 today 20 years from now is going to end up having to pay a little bit more. the least i can do is to say that people who are makakg a million dollars or more have to do something as well, and that's the kind of tradeoff, that's the kind of balanced approach and
shared sacrifice that i think most americans agree needs to happen. >> thank you. >> thank you, mr. president. you just opened the door to this middle-of-the-road possibly. you said show me a serious pointnd i'm prepared to move. a few minutes before you came here, house republicans said they were voting on a $2.4 million package. is that plan dead on arrival or isishat something you expect to happen in the next 24 to 36 hours? >> i haven't looked at it yet. my expectation is that you'll probably see the house vote on a couple of things just to make political statements. but if you're trying to get to $ 2.4 trillion without any revenue , then you are effectively gutting a wholeleunch of domestic spending that is going
to be too burdensome and is not going to be something that i would support. just to be very specific, we've identified over $1 trillion in discretionary cuts both in defense and domestic spending. that's hard to do. that requires essentially that you freeze spending -- and when i say freeze, that means you're not getting inflation, so that these are programmatic cuts that over the course of 10 years, you'd be looking at potentially a 10% cut in domestic spending. now, if you then double that number, you're then, at that point, really taking a big bite out of progrgrs that are really important to ordinary folks. i mean, you're talking then about students accumulating thousands of dollars more in student loan debt every year.
you're talking about federal workers and veterans and others potentially having to pay more in terms of their health care. so i have not seen a credible plan having gone through the numbers that would allll you to get to $2.4 trillion without really hurting ordinary folks, and the notion that we would be doing that and not asking anything from the wealthiest among us or from closing corporate loopholes, that doesn't seem like a serious plan to me. the notion that, for example, you know, oil company tax breaks whether the oil executives themselves say they probably don't need them to have an incentive to drill o o and make hundreds of billions of dollars, you know, if we haven't seen the other side even budge on that,
then i think most democrats would say that's not a serious plan. one last point on the balanced budget amendment. i don't know what veveion they're going to be presenting. but some of the balanced budget amendments that have been floating up there, this cut, cap an balance, for example, when you look at the numbers, what you're looking at is cuts of half a trillion dollars below the budget in any given year. i mean, it would require cutting social security or medicare substantially. and i think it's important for everybody to understand that all of us believe that we need to get to a point where eventually we can balance thele budget. we don't need a constitutional amendment to do that. what we need to do is to do our jobs and we have to do it the same way a family would do it. a family, if they get over
stinted, they don't just stop paying their bills. what they do is they say how do we start cutting our monthly costs? we keep on making payments but we cut out the things that aren't necessary and we do it in a way that maintainsur credit rating, we do it in a way that's sponsible, we don't stop sending our kids to college, we don't stop fixing g e boiler or the roof that's alecing. we do things -- that's leaking. we can do the same thing when it comes to the budget. >> so within that 2 trillion band, this middle-of-the-road option, would that need to have some sort of stimulative measures? >> i think both would be good for the economy. a payroll tax cut is something that has put $1,000 in the pocket of a typical american
family ovevethe last six, seven months, and has helped offset some of the ridesing costs in gasoline -- rising costs in gasolili and food and i think that american consumers and american businesses would benefit from a continuation of that tax cut next year. unemployment insurance. obviously, unemployment is still too high. there are a lot of folks out ere who are doing everything they can to find a job, but the market is still tight out there. and for us to make sure that they are able to stay in their home potentially or they're able to still support their families i think is very important and contributes to the overall economy. so i think there are ways that you can essentntlly take a little over a trillion dollars in serious discretionary cuts, memeingful discretionary cuts, and then start building on top of that some cuts in nonhealth care mandatory payments, ethanol
programs or how we calculatete various subsidies to various industries. that could potentially be layered on and we could still do something like a tax cut for ordinary families that would end up benefiting the economy as a whole. that is not my preferable option, though. i just want to be clclr. i think about this like a layer cake. you can do the bare minimum and then you can make some progressively harder decisions to solve the problem more and more, and we're in a position now where, if we're serious about this and everybody's willing to compromise, we can, as i said before, fix this thing probably for a decade or more. and that's something that i think would be good for overall encourage the men people that washington actually is willing to take care of its business. >> good for the business climate
but not required for your signature? >> i'm sorry. i lost you on that? >> you're saying good for the but they don't have to be included for you to sign -- >> i've got to look an an overall package. i don't know what the speaker or mr. mcconnell are willing to do at this point. ok? >> mr. president, this process got kind of ugly in the last week and it appears from the outsideer that things got a little futile at these meetings. any regrets on your role in how this went? and do you have any regrets that you never took [inaudible] which was $4 trillion over 10 years and spent the last six months selling that package to the american people? >> first of all, i think this notion that things got ugly is just not true. we've been meeting every single day and we have had very constructiti conversations. you know, the american people
are not interested in the reality tv aspects of who said what and did somebody's feelings get hurt? they're interested in solving the budget problem and the deficit and the debt. and so that may be good for chatter in this town. it's not something that folks out in the country are obsessing about. i think, with respect to bowles-simpson, it was important for us -- bowles-simpson wouldn't have happened had i not set up the structure for it. as you will recall, this was originally bipartisan legislation that some of the republican supporters of decided to vote against when i said i supported it. that seems to be a pattern that i'm still puzzled by. and so we set it up. they issued a report and what i said was this provides us an important framework to begin discussions. but there were aspects of bowles-simpson that i said from
very early on, you know, were not the approach that i would take. i'll give you an example. on defense spending, a huge amount of their savings on the discretionary side came out of defense spending. i think we need to cut defense, but as commander in chief, i've got to make sure that we're cutting it in a way that recognizes we're still in the middle of a war, we're winding down another war, and we've got a whole bunch of vetetans that we've got to care for as they come home. and so what we've said is a lot of the components of bowles-simpson we are willing to embrace, for example, the domestic spending cuts that they recommend. we've basically taken those. others, like on defense, we have taken some but not all the recommendations because it's important for it to be consistent with our defense needs and our security needs. the bottom line is that this is not an issue of salesmanship to
the american people. the american people are sold. the american people are sold. i just want to repeat this. >> would you have done anything different? >> the republicans senators signed on. >> you have 80% of the american people who support a balanced approach. 80% of american people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. so the notion that somehow the american people aren't sold is not the problem. the problem is members of congress are dug in ideologically into various positions because they boxed themselves in with previous statements. so this is not a matter of the american people knowing what t t right thing to do is. this is a matter of congress doing the right thing and reflecting the will of the american people. and if we do that, we will have solved this problem. laura montgomery.
>> thank you, mr. president. i wanted to ask you about the two trains that seem to be rolling dodo the tracks on the hill, specifically, leader mcconnell has laid out an elaborate plan to raise the debt limit. he said last night that it looks like they're going to pair that with a new committee that would be tasked with coming up with the big solution that you talk about by the end of the year. your comment on that proposal? meanwhile, in the house, they're saying, well, we can be flexible on some of our demands if we can get a balanced budget amendment and note that vice president boyd voted for a bba in 1997. is there any version of that coululbe part of the solution that you would support? >> first of all, for the consumption of general public, bba meaning a balanced budget amendment. i think i already addressed this question earlier. we don't need a constitutional amendment to do our jobs. the constitution already tells us to do our jobs and to make
sure that the government is living within its means and making responsible choices. and so this notion that we're going to go through a multi-year process instead of seizing the moment now and taking care of our problems is a typical washington response. we don't need more studies. we don't neeee a balanced budge amendment. we simply need to make these tough choices and be willing to take on our bases. and everybody knows it. discussion right here about what the numbers look like and we know what's necessary. and here's the good news. it turns out we don't have to do anything radical to solve this problem. contrary to what some folks say, we're not greece. we're not portugal. it turns out that our problem is we cut taxes without paying for
them over the last decade. we ended up instituting new programs like a prescription drug program for seniors that was not paid for. we fought two wars. we didn't pay for them. you know, we had a bad recession that required a recovery act and stimulus spending and helping states and all that accumulated and there's interest on top of that, and to unwind that, what's required is that we roll back those tax cuts on the wealthiest individuals, that we clean up our tax codes so we're not giving out a bunch of tax breaks to companies that don't need we cut frams that we don't need, and we invest in those things that are going to help us grow. and every commission that's been
out there has said the same thing and basically taken the same approach within the margin of error. so my general view is that, if the american people looked at this, they'd say, boy, some of these decisions are tough, but they don't require us to gut medicare or social security, they don't require us to stop helping young people go to college, they don't require us to stop helping families who have a disabled job, they don't require us to violate our obligations to our veterans and they don't require, quote unquote, job-killing tax cuts. they require us to make some house in order and we should do it now. with respect to senator mcconnell's plan, as i said, i think it is constructive to say
that, if washington operates as usual and can't get anything done, let's at least avert armageddon. i'm glad that people are serious about the consequences of default. but we have two problems here. one is raising the debt ceiling. this is a problem that was manufactured here in washington because every single one of the leaders over there have voted for raising the debtbteiling in the past and has typically been a difficult but routine process, and we do have a genuine underlying problem that our debt and deficits are too big. so senator mcconnell's approach solves the first problem. it doesn't solve the second problem. i'd like to solve that second
problem. >> are you looking at this option as a more likely outcome at this point, or can you share with us why you have some hope that the talks that have b bn going on might actually produce -- >> i always have hope. don't you remember my campaign? even after being here for 2 1/2 years, i continue to have hope. you know why i have hope? it's because of the american people. when i talk to them and i meet with them, as frustrated as they are about this town, they still reflect good, common sense. all we have to do is align with that common sense on this problem and it can get solved. i'm assuming at some point members of congress are going to listen. i just want to repeat, every republican -- i won't say every. a number of republican former elected officials, they're not in office now, would say a
balanced approach that includes some revenue is the right thing to do. the majority of republican voters say that approach is the right thing to do. the proposal that i was discussing with speaker boehner fell squarely in line with what most republican voters think we should do. so the question is at what point do folks over there start listening to the people who put them in office? now is a good time. sam young. >> good morning, mr. president. i'd like to ask you something about the first question about the tone of the debate. i remember your campaign and i'm guessing, while it hasn't been ugly, as you say, it's not what you had in mind when you said you wanted to change the tone in washington. when you have senator mcconnell making comments that he views these negotiations through the prism of 2012, how much does
that poison the oil? and, going fororrd, can you get anything done with congress for the next year and a half? >> let me say this. and i'm not trying to poke at you guys. i generally don't watch what is said about me on cable. i generally don't read what's said about me even in the hill. and so, you know, part of this job is having a thick skin and understanding a lot of this stuff is not personal. that's not going to be an impediment to whatever senator mcconnell says about me on the floor of the senate. that's not going to be an impediment to getting a deal done. the question is going to be whether at any given moment we're willing to set politics aside at least briefly in order to get something done. i don't expect politicians not to think about politics.
but every so often, there are issues that are urgent that have to be attended to and require us to do things we don't like to do. it runs contrary to our base, gets some constituency that helped elect us agitated because they're looking at it from a narrow prism. we're supposed to be looking at it from the perspective of what's good for the country. ourselves of that, then there's no reason why we shouldn't be able to get things done. look. we've been obsessing over the last couple of weeks about raising the debt ceiling and reduceing the debt and deficit. i'll tell you what the american people are obsessing about right now is that unemployment is still way too high and too many folks' homes are still under water and prices of f ings that they need, not just that they
want, , e going up a lot faster than their paychecks are if they've got a job. and so, even after we solvehis problem, we've still got a lot of work to do. you were mentioning we should renew the payroll tax for another year, make unemployment insurance e ere for another >> [inaudible]. >> but you were making the point about whether or not that issue could be wrapped into this deal. my point is that those are a whole knotter s s of issues we need to be working on. i've gototn infrastructure bill that would part putting construction workers back to work rebuilding roads and bridges. we should be cooperating on that. most of the things that i've proposed to help spur on additional job growth are traditionally bipartisan. i've got three trade deals sitting ready to go. and these are all trade deals
that the republicans told me were their top priorities. they said this would be one of the best job creators that we could have. yet it's still being held up because some folks don't want to provide trade adjustments to people who may be displaced as a consequence of trade. surely we can come up with a compromise to solve thosos problems. so there will be huge differences between now and november 2012 between the parties and whoever the republican nominee is, you know, we're going to have a big, serious debate about what we believe is the right way to guide america forward and to win the future. and i'm confident that i will win that debate because i think that we've got the better approach. but in the meantime, surely we can every once in a while sit
down and actually do something that helps american people right here and right now. >> in the meantime, sir, [inaudible] fairly routine to the point of economic armageddon , [inaudible] how can you get any agreement with congress on those big issues you're talking about? >> i am going to keep on working and i'm going to keep on trying, and what i'm going to do is to hope that, in part, this debate has focused the american people's attention a little bit more and will subject congress to scrutiny, and i think increasingly the person people are going to say to themselves, you know what? if a party or a politician is constantly taking the position my way or the highway, constantly being locked into ideologically rigid positions,
that we're going to remember at the polls. it's kind of cumulative. the american people aren't paying attention to the details of every aspect of this nenetiation. but what they are paying trying to o t something done and who seems to be posturing and trying to score political points. i think it's going to be in the interests of everybody who wants to continue to serve in this town to make sure that they are on the right side of that impression. and that's, by the way, what i said in the meeting two days ago. i was very b bnt. i said the american people do not want to see a bunch of posturing. they don't want to hear a bunch of sound bites. what they want is for us to solve problems. and we all have to remember that. that's why we're sent here. last question. scott. >> thank you, mr. president.t. i wonder fm you've seen any sign
this week in the daily meetings that republicans are being more aligned with that american majority or if we are in the same place today that we were on monday? >> it's probably better for you to ask them how they're thinking. i do think that -- and i've said this before. speaker boehner, in good faith, was trying to see if it was possible to gegea big deal done. he had some problems in his caucus. my hope is that, after some reflection, after we walk through all the numbers this weekeknd look at all the options, that there may be some movement, some possibility, some interest, to still get something more than the bare minimum done. but we're running out of time. that's the main concern that i have at this point. we have enough time to do a big deal. you know, i've got reams of
paper and printouts and spreadsheets on my desk. and so we know how we can create a package that solves the deficits and debt for a significant period of time. but in order to do that, we've got to get started now, and that's why i'm expecting some answers from all the congressional leaders sometime in the next couple of days. and i have to say, you know, this is tough on the democratic side, too. some of the things that i've talked about and said i would be willing to see happen, there are some democrats who think that's absolutely unacceptable. and so that's where i have a selling job, chuck, is trying to sell some of our party that, if you are a progressive, you should be concerned about debt and deficit just as much as if you're a conservative. and the reason is because, if the only thing we're talking
about over the next year, two years, five years, is debt and deficits, then it's very hard to saturday talking about how do we make -- start talking about how to make investments in community colleges, how do we actually rebuild $2 trillion worth of crumbling infrastructure? if you care about making investments in our kids and making investments in our infrastructure and basic research, then you should want our fiscal house in order so that every time we propose a new initiative, somebody doesn't just throw up their hands and say, oh, more bigpending, more government. it would be very helpful for us to be able to say to the american people our fiscal house is in order, and so now the question is what should we be doing to win the future and make ourselves more competitive and create more jobs and what aspects of what government is
doing are a waste and we should eliminate? and that's the kind of debate that i'd like to have. all right? thank you, guys. >> president obama wrapping up his second news conference this week, just under 40 minutes. all of it about this issue of extending america's debt limit by that august 2 deadline. the president warned that, if we don't extend the debt limit by august 2, it will be a terrible blow to our economy. at one point he said economic armageddon equivalent to a tax increase on every american but holding out hope that there would be a big deal through spending cuts and tax increases that could be reached. little evidence that at least in the house that the house republicans are willing to sign on to that. i want to bring in jake tapper, ar white house correspondent. jake, the president said he expects they get a plan from the members of congress in the next 24 to 36 hours, yet we just heard members of congress saying, wait a second, we want
to see the president's specific plan. so it's a real stalemate here. >> it is. president obama said that he was looking forward to what the members of congress, what the leaders of congress have to say, and you sounded optimistic they would be able to come up with some approach. he seemed to suggest the big deal would probably not happen but there would be a medium-sized deal of about $2 trillion in deficit reduction with no cuts to entitlement spending and no tax increases. he seemed to suggest he would be willing to sign that. of course, now it's in the hands of congress. he said he's'sopopg to hear from the congressional leaders in the next day or two as to what they think their caucus can support that can pass in both the house and the senate, george. >> jake, thanks very much. as i said, right now at least little evidence that either the house or the senate will present that plan to the president. we'll follow this all day long and you can follow it on abcnews.com plus a wrap-up it.
you know you do. >> and you and carrie work so well together. >> no better way to pass the time in a three-hour show. >> carrie is part of your new music. we hear her. >> yep. >> she's on it. sheryl crow, blake shelton, you'll be with him tonight playing in jersey. is there anyone that you haven't collaborated with that you're like -- >> i say this every time on tv. i always say eric clapton and -- he's obviously heard me at some point and -- i've said it everywhere. i dade it when we did our special. he hasn't called so -- >> we'll see what we can do about that. i love having alabama on the new album. >> we were here with them the last timim >> that was the way to do it. you have "cars 2."
you're going to play something in a moment with that but what is your favorite song to perform when you're out, what is it that you look forward to. >> anything new that's a hit, anything that's brand new because you haven't worn it out and still experimenting with it and yeteople know it when it's brand new and exciting so you're sort of learning it in front of people which is what we're about to do with this "cars 2" song that we're about to play. i'm learning it in front of you. you can judge for yourself. >> that could be your motivation. that little one right there. just sing it to him. his little guitar. >> guitar hero guitar. >> all right. birthday? >> 4 years old. >> really. 4 years old. >> that's great. >> ever since he was 2. >> his whole life. >> that's why he's the entertainer of the year. hereree go, brad paisley. it's from the soundtrack of
"cars 2." "nobody's fool ♪ ♪ had the time of my life before i could see what was really going on ♪ ♪ and what you really thought of me look at me now eyes open wide ♪ ♪ wiser today and driving away with my shattered pride ♪ ♪ now i'm nobody's fool it ain't no fun anymore ♪ ♪ 'cause now that i'm nobody's fool i'd rather be yours yours
yours ♪ ♪ you know what they say the truth sets you free ♪ ♪ and that's just great unless you don't want to be ♪ ♪ and you can keep the last laugh 'cause i don't like how it w wn you save face but your heart breaks well you've cut the wrong deal ♪ ♪ and now i'm nobody's fool ain't no fun anymore ♪ ♪ don't wanna be nobody's fool i wanna be yours yours yours ♪
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of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. ♪ >> welcome back to our summer concert series with brad paisley. time now for robin's favorite album "american saturday night," the song "water."
♪ inflatable pool full of dad's hot air ♪ ♪ i was 3 years old splashin' everywhere ♪ ♪ and so began my love affair with water ♪ ♪ on a river bank with all my friends ♪ ♪ a big old rope tied to a limb ♪ ♪ and you're a big old wuss if you don't jump in ♪ ♪ the water ♪ yeah, when that summer sun starts to beatin' down ♪ ♪ and you don't know what to do go and grab someone you want to
see in a bathing suit and drive until the map turns blue ♪ ♪ daytona beach spring break 18 and be sprayed with water ♪ ♪ ♪ yeah, when that summer sun starts to beatin' down ♪ ♪ and you don't know what to do just go and grab someone ♪ ♪ you wanna see in a bathing suit ♪ ♪ and drive until the map turns blue ♪
thank you, brad. >> we've got to cut over to these guys right here because this next song, you'll play us off with areat song all for them. >> you can see it all online. have a great weekend, everybody. >> "camouflage." ♪ wasn't really all that popular in school but i remember well the day i thought that guy is pretty cool ♪ ♪ he pulled into the parking lot and everybody cheered ♪
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